Ask the Expert Webinar Series

Why Choose Between SAS® DATA Step and PROC SQL When You Can Have Both?

June 8 • 10 a.m. ET • Cost: Complimentary

About the webinar

As a SAS coder, you've often wondered what the SQL buzz is about.

Or vice versa, you breathe SQL and don't have time for SAS.

Learn where the SAS DATA step has a distinct advantage over SQL and where you just can't beat SQL.

Learn which tool will better help you in reading raw data and in joining, accumulating, aggregating and managing data.

All skill levels are welcome, but some knowledge of SAS DATA step and SQL is beneficial to making the most of this session.

Suggested prerequisite: SAS Tutorial | Step-by-Step PROC SQL

You will learn:

  • How to choose SAS programming techniques that will optimize your code – and your time.
  • How to combine PROC SQL and the SAS DATA step to get the best of both.
  • How easy it is to switch between the two languages to get what you want.

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About the Expert


Charu Shankar
Senior Technical Training Specialist, SAS

Charu teaches by engaging with logic, visuals and analogies to spark critical thinking. She interviews clients to recommend the right SAS training. She is a frequent blogger for the SAS Training Post. She has presented at over 100 SAS international users group conferences on topics related to SAS programming, SQL, DS2 programming, tips and tricks with coding, new features of SAS and SAS® Enterprise Guide®.